6 killed, 3 injured in car-truck collision in Trichy | trichy news

Trichy: Six people, including a woman and a minor girl, were killed in a head-on collision between a car and a truck near Tiruvasi on the Trichy-Namakkal main road in Trichy district in the early hours of Sunday.
Three others have suffered serious injuries in the accident.

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The accident occurred when nine people were traveling in a car from Edappadi in Salem district to visit and offer prayers at a temple at Thiruvidaimarudur near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district.
“The driver of the car lost control over the vehicle, which led to the accident,” police said. The truck loaded with wooden logs was on its way to Namakkal.
The deceased have been identified as K Muthuswamy (58), G Thavana Sri (10), Santosh Kumar (31), P Anandayi (57), Tirumurthy (43) and the driver of the car A Santosh Kumar (31). G Shakuntala (36), Dhanapal (36) and P Murugan (23) were injured. Police said all the victims were relatives.
“All the victims were relatives,” police said.
On receiving the information, Trichy Superintendent of Police Sujit Kumar reached the spot and investigated the matter.
Vathlai police reached the spot and sent the injured to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital (MGMGH) in Trichy for treatment.
Police registered a case and arrested the truck driver P Senthilkumar (43), a native of Udayarpalayam taluk in Ariyalur district.
“Further inquiries are underway,” the police said.


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